Demons too hot for Swans


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOOKLOCAL -

PERTH notched up its sec­ond league win of the sea­son in the bat­tle of the bot­tom two teams af­ter de­feat­ing Swan Dis­tricts by 41 points at Lath­lain Park on Satur­day, 14.11 (95) to 8.6 (54).

Both clubs were des­per­ate for their sec­ond win of the sea­son, with the loser to firm as wooden spoon favourite for 2016 de­spite it only be­ing Round 8.

The Re­serves and Colts sides were also vic­to­ri­ous, with the Colts con­tin­u­ing its un­beaten run and re­main­ing on top of the lad­der.

The Demons started strongly and never re­lented, cruis­ing to vic­tory.

Perth’s mid­field had a field day, with Clint Jones rack­ing up 47 pos­ses­sions, Ju­lian Ja­cobs 36, Liam McKenna 32, Aidan Tropi­ano 29 and ruck­man An­gus Gra­ham 18 to go with six marks, 44 hit-outs and two goals.

Teenager Zac Fisher was an­other stand­out again for the Demons, with 27 dis­pos­als and a goal.

The for­ward line found some more av­enues to goal, with Sam Gar­stone kick­ing three goals, Kris­tian Cary two and Cal­lum Wal­ley two.

It was a tough af­ter­noon again for Swan Dis­tricts, who now re­main alone on the bot­tom of the WAFL lad­der with just the one win. The ab­sence of Ricky Cary, Jake Nuich, Mur­ray New­man, Aaron Elari, Kirk Ugle and Jar­rad Blight proved too tough to cover.

Tony Notte stepped up to kick three goals and Nel­son Ansey two, with Fred­die Clut­ter­buck col­lect­ing 31 pos­ses­sions, Matt Rig­gio 31, Adam Faulkner 29, Gra­ham Jetta 21 and Jesse Turner 21.

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